Guo Qing He is one of the four recipients of the "Teacher Excellence and Courage Award" at the "Success in School: everyone's Responsibility - Every Child Right," the second annual summit on English language acquisition December 1-4, 2003 in Washington, D.C. The annual summit of the Department of Education held under the No Child Left Behind Act focused the critical issues that affect the education of five million English language learners. No Child Left Behind, the bipartisan federal education reform act, signed by President Bush in January 2002, is a 12-year plan to raise the level of achievement among students.
Mr. He has been a dedicated English as a second language teacher with the District of Columbia Public Schools since 1991. He is currently teaching K-5 English language learners at Key Elementary School. He previously taught ESL at two DC Public Schools, Carlos Rosario Adult Education Center and Ketcham Elementary School. He has been a visiting scholar and researcher at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, an ESL teacher at Lado International College, and an adjunct professor of Chinese in the Language and Foreign Studies Department at American University. Mr. He earned a bachelor's degree in English from East China Normal University in Shanghai, China and a master's degree in linguistics/TESOL from American University, and is certified to teach TESOL in grades K-12. Mr. He has been a highly successful ESL teacher for over twenty-six years. For three years, he was named the Outstanding Teacher of the Year at Carlos Rosario Adult Education Center.